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I presume this is a seasonal variant on the "Subserviant Chicken" viral ad campaign. As to how you do it:

Manymanymany video clips, anticipating everything (reasonable and unreasonable) that someone might ask the actor to do, all starting and ending with the actor in the same pose.

Basic natural-language parser to interpret the phrases users type in and match them against those clips. Doesn't have to be hugely sophisticated since people are going to be more interested in making the actor perform than in finding unusual ways to make those requests.

Some software glue to take input from the parser and cue up the next video segment.

It's not complicated programming, just a pain in the neck to do right.

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